noun (countable and uncountable; plural stones except as shown below)
- (uncountable) A hard earthen substance that can form large rocks and boulders.
- A small piece of stone.
- A gemstone, a jewel, especially a diamond.
- (plural: ) A unit of mass equal to 14 pounds. Used to measure the weights of people, animals, cheese, wool, etc.
- 1882: Generally, however, the or petra, almost always of 14 lbs., is used, the tod of 28 lbs., and the sack of thirteen tods. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England Volume 4, p. 209.
- (botany) The central part of some fruits, particularly drupes; consisting of the seed and a hard endocarp layer.
- a peach
- (medicine) A hard, stone-like deposit.
- A piece made of any hard material, used in various board games such as backgammon, and go.
- (colour) A dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.
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- (curling) A 42-pound, precisely shaped piece of granite with a handle attached, which are bowled down the ice.
verb (ston, ing)
- Dutch: stuk , pion
- French: calcul
- German: Stein
- Italian: calcolo
- Spanish: cí¡lculo
- (transitive) To pelt with stones, especially to kill by pelting with stones.
- (transitive) To remove a stone from (fruit etc.).
- (intransitive) To form a stone during growth, with reference to fruit etc.
- (context, transitive, slang) To intoxicate, especially with narcotics. (Usually in passive)
- Dutch: zich drogeren
- French: défoncer
- German: sich berauschen
- Italian: lapidare
- Spanish: lapidar
- Constructed of stone.
- Having the appearance of stone.
- (colour) Of a dull light grey or beige, like that of some stones.
- Complete, absolute, of the highest degree.
- Dutch: stenen
- French: de pierre, en pierre
- German: steinern
- Italian: pietroso , petroso , roccioso
- Spanish: de piedra, pétreo , pétrea
- As a stone (used with following adjective).
Translations: (trans-top, absolutely, completely)
- My father is deaf. This soup is cold.
- (slang) absolutely, Absolutely, completely (used with following adjective).
- I went crazy after she left.
Etymology: (term, stan, stÄn), from (Ger.) (term, , <nowiki>), from (PIE.) (term, , <nowiki></nowiki>stai-). Cognate with Scots stane, Dutch steen, German Stein, Swedish and Danish sten, Norwegian stein and (from Indo-European) with Greek á ("pebble"), Russian ÑÑ ("wall").
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